Attention turns to economic activity, support measures as Covid-19 vaccine rollout beginsPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece launched its Covid-19 vaccination programme on Sunday, when Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was among the first to receive the jab, but doubts remain about the next steps in the government strategy and the opposition continues to be critical of New Democracy’s approach.
Mitsotakis showcases digital successes in drive to attract inward investmentPoliticsGreek Politics
Since coming to power in July 2019, the New Democracy administration has been promoting an economic growth agenda based on attracting digital and green investments, and it is now able to point to the launch of a number of flagship projects.
Fresh accusations against NGOs as govt hardens stance on migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi has accused the Turkish coastguard and foreign NGOs of putting migrants’ lives in danger on the Aegean crossing.
PM identifies pending pensions as key problem, while row brews over media lawPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has identified clearing the pensions backlog as one of the government’s priorities for 2021 after New Democracy struggled to live up to its pledge to ensure retirees receive their payments in less time than in the past.
PM on defensive over Covid-19 stance as debate rages over testingPoliticsGreek Politics
As the Greek government continues to come under fire from the opposition over its handling of the second wave of Covid-19, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave a TV interview on Monday in an attempt to clarify his position.
Labour vote, reconstruction plans highlight differences in party agendasPoliticsGreek Politics
A vote on labour legislation on Wednesday spilled over into a general debate on the handling of the healthcare crisis and the economic effects of the pandemic.
PM pledges handouts amid discontent and gripes over coronavirus strategyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is due to temporarily suspend the auctions of repossessed properties and is also aiming to provide a Christmas handout to some Greeks as New Democracy tries to respond to the heavy criticism aimed at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his administration over the handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Opposition parties attack government narrative on pandemic handlingPoliticsGreek Politics
As the pandemic continues to hit northern Greece hard, the government’s claims to competent management of the healthcare crisis are coming in for a pummelling by the opposition.
Health system feeling strain of Covid-19 second wavePoliticsGreek Politics
Greece entered the first working day of its new national lockdown on Monday with the focus on the health system’s capacity for dealing with Covid-19 cases, which continue to grow despite the latest strict restrictions coming into force on Saturday.
Hoping to deflect criticism, ND bolsters stimulus package ahead of new lockdownPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is adding an extra 1 billion euros to the amount it plans to spend on the latest stimulus package, which it hopes will cushion some of the economic impact of the new national lockdown that is due to be implemented from this Saturday.